24 Feb '12, 12am
Anonymous dogs LA police canine association
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Members of hacker group Anonymous took credit on Thursday for an online raid of the Los Angeles Police Canine Association and the posting of personal and potentially embarrassing information. 'Over the past three weeks, we in the cabin have been targeting law enforcement sites across the United States,' hackers said in a message atop a file at Pastebin.com containing officers' addresses, phone numbers and more. 'Be it for injustices they have allowed through ignorance or naivety, taken part in, or to point out the fact that their insecurity failed to protect the safety of those they took an oath to serve,' the group said of its motives. An Anonymous feed on Twitter boasted of the group hacking the Los Angeles County police and sheriff's department databases and supplied a link to purportedly purloined data made public at file-sharing site Pastebin.